Are pesticides like 2,4-D adequately researched?
In addition to being the most widely used agricultural herbicide worldwide, 2,4-D was the first selective herbicide developed; meaning, 2,4-D controls weeds in agricultural production without harming the crop. Over seven decades, this has resulted in an enormous amount of research on 2,4-D across the globe.

More is known about 2,4-D and how it works than almost any other crop protection tool. The toxicology database alone exceeds 4,000 peer-reviewed, published studies, plus hundreds of scientific studies that manufacturers of 2,4-D must provide to regulatory agencies throughout the world so registrations of products containing 2,4-D are kept current.

There are now more than 160 peer-reviewed, published epidemiologic (human) studies pertinent to 2,4-D. Notably, the industry research Task Force has taken the additional step of publishing the research data submitted to regulators in peer-reviewed journals.